Detectives reinvestigating the death of a Wakefield man have arrested two men from York.
Stephen Pollard, 58, was reported missing on February 27, 2015. His body was found on May 22, 2015 in Beal, south of Selby.
At the time the death was not treated as suspicious.
But new information came to light and officers are re-examining the case and the family of Mr Pollard have been informed
Two men from the York area, aged 24 and 52, and a man from the Wakefield area, aged 52, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.
Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, from the Protective Services (Crime) team at West Yorkshire Police, said: “Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing and I would urge anyone who has information about how Mr Pollard died to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.